mmm – syrup

Standing in front of our in-laws house is a maple tree. Used to be a row of them proudly guarding the front yard but due to ice-storms and old-age, a couple of the trees have hit the bucket and though they are still standing, all that remains is one healthy sap-making maple. This year, we were on hand to help Papo tap his tree and make maple syrup. Did you know that it takes 40 gallons of sap to make ONE gallon of syrup? First the sap is collected and then boiled down over the next several days till it thickens and can be put in jars. For over a week we had sap boiling in huge metal pots over an outdoor stove in the garage with the happy result of the air smelling of maple syrup for miles all around. I must have put on 5 lb with the smell alone…mmmm
We had some friends over to help with the initial tapping, and tasting. The kids all wanted to taste sap right from the tree. It has a sweet sugar water taste and runs quite clear. Chivan was enthralled and thinks sweet sap is practically a miracle. Ahh, the wonders of God’s world!

Facebook comments:

April 27, 2009 - 8:20 pm

The Keilers - How fun! Your kids have killer smiles.

April 28, 2009 - 11:57 am

Vicki Miller - Wow that is so COOL!!!!!

May 20, 2011 - 12:01 pm

Mimi - Awwww….sweet, sweet memories :-)

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